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Politics

November 26, 2013

Thanksgiving, the Founding, and the First Amendment

The First Amendment to the Constitution requires a strict separation of church and state–so say, at any rate, contemporary American liberals.  And we can’t just ignore
December 4, 2013

A Modest Balanced Budget Proposal

Conservatives should not waste their time or energy promoting a balanced budget amendment to the Constitution.  It is too hard to accomplish.  The amendment process requires
December 25, 2013

A 12 Days of Christmas Year in Review

What’s the best answer to Christmas sentimentality? The Christmas season liturgy. In the days that follow Christmas, the Church brings us the slaughter of innocents, the
December 27, 2013

Catholics, Liberal and Conservative

I definitely do agree with most of what Emily says in her post–“Two Words Catholics Need to Stop Using . . . Like Now.”  And I
December 30, 2013

Pew Releases Poll on Catholic Attitudes Toward End of Life Issues

Last month the Pew Research Center conducted an interesting survey on attitudes toward end-of-life medical treatments. It found that 49 percent of Americans oppose physician assisted
January 10, 2014

The Obligatory Christie Post

The firestorm threatening to engulf Chris Christie reminds us that, as important as principles and positions are, basic competence and attention to the common good matter